Thursday Thirteen #16

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  1. For a long while I thought the fall would never come.
  2. Then it came.
  3. Now I can see yellow leaves everywhere I turn and the colors around us is just so beautiful.
  4. It’s still a bit early for the red leaves, there has to be some freezing cold nights for that wonder to happen. The read leafe above is from last year.
  5. Speaking of early; this fall isn’t!! Usually the leaves starts to fall off the trees about one month earlier than what happened this year.
  6. MT had his feet in the water late September and it wasn’t even cold.
  7. Then we went and bought ice cream and ate it outside!
  8. I’ve used a bit of firewood so far, I’ve been good….
  9. In the fall everything starts up again in this place. I think November is filled with things to attend and do every weekend, and many evenings too. Most places they start up early September or something and don’t have to cramp it all in in one month…… Historically it has to do with this being farmland. The farmers where busy, busy, busy until about now. It makes sense, but still feels strange after 4 years of living in this place.
  10. I love the colors of fall, the red up in the high mountains are just fantastic. And I’m not a read lover…
  11. If I ever do get married my favorite time of the year is early October when the air is crisp and clear; at least that’s what it is most years.
  12. I don’t mind the fall rain if there is sunshine in between. MT loves the raining and runs outside to collect water in his buckets.
  13. Fall is also the season for first snow. I love to watch the first snow falling down. Sadly I’m living a little bit to far west and far to close to the coast, so the snow never stays for long. But what a joy when it’s here! I guess it’s going to fall this season as well, but maybe not on this side of new years….

HAVE A LOVELY FALL PEOPLE :D

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cute

For his and mine one year anniversary of becoming familily (october 4th) he got a new cap, a one of a kind too. I love the colors and he loves the stripes. I love his eyes and he loves to have fun!

peek-a-boo beautiful

coocking dinner for the Bishop

Hehe, all the things you got to do while being a pastor… :dizzy:

Next week, from Wednesday to Sunday our Bisoph is going to visitate our congregations. We’ve already done a lot of preparing and now only have the details left (okei, the details take some work too, though…). Today I’m taking a vacation day and now my stew is boiling behind me. I’m going to serve the Bishop elk-stew and so far it smells delicious. Two days ago I cut the meat into dices, then I put them in a bowle with some marinade of wine, onion, garlic and spices. Earlier today I took the meat out of the marinade and dried each piece a bit (took forever!) and the burned it brown in some butter/oil – and now it’s boiling good behind me with some added spices, chili (but of course, you are in my house now) and some water. I’m going to let it boile at least one hour and then it’s going into the freezer after it’s cooled down. When I heat it up again I’m going to add a bit of youghurt (with taste of berries from the forest) and some cream – don’t you want to visit me too??!! :o

Yesterday I discovered that I can’t find the cable I need to upload the photos from my camera and to my computer. So no new photos here for some days. Hopefully my father can find it at the farm (were I used it last) – or I put it into our suitcase without thinking. Mum and Dad are coming to help and visit on Friday so I left the suitcase with them when we traveled back here last Sunday (easier on the train). I just have to wait – even though the fall has started to show some colors and I have some really cute photos of MT that I wanted to show… Blah!

Thinking of Blah!! Yesterday I also looked for the cheapest way to travel to North-Norway. And even though I could find prices that wasn’t bad – I still had to pay about the same as a if we should fly to New York (!!) And the rental car cost only a little under 1000 kroner (or about 155 US$ or something like that), no way I can afford that for two weeks so now I’m looking for other options. Good thing I have the time on my side for a change!!

Just tasted the stew – this is promissing; finally I can impress some important people. LOL :idea:

a fall day

Finally fall is over us, for a long time there I thought summer would go right over in winter, but now it’s here. The wonderful and colorful autumn, sometimes wet sometimes cloudy but mostly warm enough to enjoy the outdoors without a lot of clothes on!!

Today it’s been wet and windy with only a little bit sun, but the kids (MT and the next door’s boy at 5 yr) have enjoyed the weather to the fullest. Now they’re sitting in front of the TV enjoying some Pooh after a day outside running around :D MT’s on his second slice of bread. I’ve been outside to, but not as much as they; and I haven’t moved around like they did either…..
Now I’m going to plan a trip to the far north of our country coming May, we’re going to visit some friends there and even some family. Two or three weeks in May/June. It’s going to be great :D and will be our main vacation next summer (at least money vise….). I haven’t been in the north of Norway more than two times before in my life and this time I hope to finally see the midnight sun and Nordkapp (most norther part of Norway). We’re going to fly up there and then rent a car to move around; I don’t want all of our vacation to be about driving up there….

Have a great Sunday!!

Speaking of Sunday…
In our churches the team from the scripture reading is Faith, faith like the faith Noah had when he build the ark even though people around him made fun of him. Before the raining started. Noah got a second chance, and so did we – since we all are related to him. Today the church is our ark/boat with Jesus as the captain. Thankfully we don’t need a flooding to start over any more. Now we can turn to Jesus and ask for forgiveness when we need it. How great isn’t that!!?!
We haven’t been to church today since there isn’t any service today (it’s not service more than every third Sunday ). Still I have read and do leave you with a few words from the bible:

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Gen 9

I’m here!

As MT usually puts it when he wants other to know he’s there…. ;)

After the last post we went on a short fall vacation. First we spent a weekend with fellow adoptive mothers and children. It was MT’s first time there, and my third. It is great to know that I’m not alone doing this (adopting as a single), and we learn from each other. MT got to spend time with his friend from this summer too she was there with her mother. He even got to take a swim in the hotel’s swimming pool :D

After a great weekend we took the bus to Kongsberg where my father met us with his car and drove us back home to the farm. We spent a week with family and it was so good to see them again!!! My brother and family even spent a few nights in their caravan (placed at the farm for the week), and we had a short day in the forest with them too. The children saw dead/shot elk or moose hanged up to become meet; and I think they all will remember that….

We also celebrated my fathers birthday and off course MT’s one years anniversary for coming to Norway, on October 13th. My father got celebrated with cake, for MT’s day the children and I made pizza for everyone. It tasted wonderful!!

On Sunday we took the train (and the car a bit) back home to the fjord. We left at 12 am and walked in our door (or I did…) at 10 pm, a bit tired and fed up with traveling – even though train is a great way to travel! Since then time has flied with work and kindergarten….and with the SIMs – stupid me started to play a bit during our vacation; can’t stop – must hide dvd ;)

Anyhow Friday is here and I just thought it was nice to tell everyone that I’m still here….photos are coming!
See you around!!!

HUGS

 

One Year Anniversary

first look

One year ago today I saw him for the very first time. This is my very first portrait of him. What a cutiepai, I still do think I hit the jackpot and won it all!! He sure was worth the wait and hardship of the adoption process. It’s been a short year. And it’s been a long year. So much has happened, so many good things. I can’t wait for tomorrow, then we have more time to spend together than we did today. And that is the anniversary for when I got to take him with me and care for him. One year ago tomorrow. October is a special month for me :D

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And this is how the big boy looks today; he has grown. A lot!

I love you baby!!

Congratulations!!

the parents; 6 yr anniversary.. Our good friends up north became parents to another little girl today. Now the twins are excited I guess. The girl was not expected before late October so she’s tiny and do need help with her breath. I pray that everything will go well. inside moms house 4 - pinkSo far they tell it looks good and that she is beautiful (I bet!). I whish I could see her soon, but first we’re leaving for a break at the eastern part of Norway. And since MT is showing sign of a cold as well, wouldn’t want to harm the little girl….

I’m so surprised and happy, have even cried a bit of pure joy; can’t wait to tell MT :D

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